The name Picardi is taken from Picardy, a region in Northern France; it would have been given to a man who came to Italy from Picardy, which explains the higher concentration of the name in the north; France is north-west of Italy; so Tuscany
would be one of the first places in Italy that someone coming from France would pass through, especially if they were coming by sea to avoid crossing the mountains.The spelling variations
that end with "o" are mostly from the south of Italy, whereas names that end in "i" are mostly from the north.
Early Origins of the Picardi family
The surname Picardi was first found in Tuscany
(Italian: Toscana), a region in central Italy. Bearers of this surname have been found in nearly every part of Italy, though the family seems to be concentrated in Tuscany
and there are more of them in the north than the south.
Early History of the Picardi family
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Picardi Spelling Variations
of this family name include: Picardi, Piccardi, Piccardo, Picardo, Piccardino and many more.
Early Notables of the Picardi family (pre 1700)
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Migration of the Picardi family to the New World and Oceana
Some of the first settlers of this family name were:
Picardi Settlers in United States in the 19th Century
- Giovanni Picardi, who arrived in New York on April 9, 1883, aboard the "Italia"
- Luigi Picardi, age 33, who arrived in New York on March 23, 1883, aboard the "Burgundia"
- A. Picardi, age 34, who arrived in New York on May 19, 1883 aboard the "Elysia"
- Carlo Picardi, age 22, who arrived in America on April 9, 1884, aboard the "Brittania"
Contemporary Notables of the name Picardi (post 1700)
- John C. Picardi, American playwright, best known for his plays The Sweepers, and Seven Rabbits on a Pole
- Georgio Picardi, American medical climatologist and scientific author
- Adrian Picardi (b. 1987), American filmmaker based in Los Angeles, California
- Michael Picardi, American Democrat politician, Delegate to Democratic National Convention from Utah, 2004
- Vincenzo Picardi (b. 1983), Italian five-time bronze medalist boxer
- Cesarino Micheli Picardi, Italian actor